Le Vacherin
Le Vacherin

Le Vacherin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.levacherin.com/
  • Phone: 020 8742 2121
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:Tuesday- Saturday 12:00PM - 3:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 6:00PM - 10:30PM, Friday - Saturday 6:00PM - 11:00PM, Sunday 6:00PM - 10:00PM, Breakfast always available from 8am to 11 am on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Malcolm John
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Why not choose Le Vacherin for your party or function.
  • Private Party Contact: Marco Cristaldi 02087422121

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tube: Chiswick Park (284 yards) District Line - Turnham Green (820 yards) District or Piccadilly Line
    Acton Town (1.1 mile) District or Piccadilly Line
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Le Vacherin
Le Vacherin is a Classic French bistro with a Parisian style, serving regional dishes. The restaurant caters for 72 covers, with a private room if required providing for parties of any number.
It is a non-smoking restaurant and welcomes children.
It currently holds two rosettes, it has been voted by Zagat 2014 as 5th best French bistro in London
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasions
Le Vacherin reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since 28 November 2013
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.8
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (84)romance (70)fit for foodies (53)business meals (42)sunday lunch (29)outstanding value (17)group bookings (13)brunch (11)good vegetarian options (9)pre/post theatre (6)afternoon tea (2)disabled access (1)Show More
  • Disappointed
    CatW
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    I have been to this restaurant before and had great meals. I took a friend this time and was a bit disappointed. Lots of little things just weren't right, the service was a little slow, the bisque way too rich etc. Not what you expect considering the premium pricing compared to the close by, and very good, gastropubs. I will visit again based on previous experience and hope this was just a glitch.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Vacherin
    eatwell
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    The opentable menu is very good value. We are always happy to return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I called them in the day to ask if they could put a bottle if champagne on ice fifteen minutes before we got there. They had no problem doing this. The service was excellent the steak was amazing. Great meal!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, a true dining experience
    Jokinar
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were very impressed, as a local Chiswick resident I wanted to visit for some time but I wasn't prepared for how good this restaurant would be. We had the steak deal which was great value, followed by delicious freshly made dessert. What impressed us most though was the service. It easily matched the likes of five star restaurants in central London like the Wolseley. Classic, attentive and friendly. There was a minor issue made in the food, but this was dealt with so smoothly and correctly that it in fact enhanced the dining experience rather than taking away. Well done to the staff and chef for handling it so well. We will come back for certain and try more of the delicious looking menu
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a very special place
    MarieClaire
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This place is very special to me as it was the place I celebrated my wedding. The resturant and service is also impeccable and my family thoroughly enjoy the experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent meal again
    Yadsk
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have lost count of the number of times I have been to this restaurant and it never ceases to please. Its a little upmarket and the prices are not cheap, but if you are happy paying in the region of £70 per person including wine and 3 courses, (obviously varies depending on wine choice and food selection), then I would certainly recommend. The food is always excellent and very tasty, and the portion size is appropriate, and not too large that it is overbearing, but not too small that you need to eat again afterwards. The place is light and airy with mirrors helping to create the illusion of space. Cannot recommend enough if you are willing to pay for excellent food. I actually prefer this to Gordon Ramsey's restaurant at Claridges.
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    business meals, special occasions
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  • Open table offer
    ChiswickLasd
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Amazing value for money - brilliant choice and delicious food!
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    SuzanneW
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was the first time I went to Le Vacherin. Unfortunately the lobster and frites offer was not available but as it was my birthday we decided to go. We ordered from the a la carte menu and with two very good wines each and a three course meal we were very surprised that the bill was just a fiver more than the offer. We will certainly return!
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    special occasions
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  • Lovely place but quite pricey
    mmmmtasty
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    Great food, nice ambience, attentive service without being too intrusive. Bit pricey for a regular visit, expect to spend £140 ish for 2 with 3 courses, drinks and service. Also they pre-attach service which is a practice I hate, I would have tipped anyway and it is something they have stopped doing in France.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mrs M.G.Fish
    gracaq
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    Once again I had the pleasure to eat at the Le Vacherin. Great food and great service! Thank You
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Vacherin excels.
    Florence
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    Charming restaurant which provides excellent food without pretension. Attentive but discreet service. If only more bistros in France were this enjoyable.
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    outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I wasn't as happy with my dining experience as the last time unfortunately. My mussels starter was lacking in flavour (all I could taste in the source was cream). There was no children's menu on Sunday, so I had to order from £25 fixed menu for my 4 year old (that made the meal pricey). And, as we were not advised of the fact that steak and fish came with chips, we ordered a side dish that we didn't need...
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    brunch, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Wonderful Evening!!
    Fleur77
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I have been to Le Vacherin on a number of occasions with my partner and as it has always been so good in the past I decided to surprise my mother and take her for her birthday. We were not disappointed and we had a fantastic evening! My mother said she was bowled over by the restaurant and so touched we had chosen to take her there. The food, wine and staff were all wonderful! We were looked after by a lovely Italian waiter (I don't know his name sadly) who was really fantastic and was so attentive. Sadly there was a table next to us where one particular guest was very loud and quite obnoxious, although we didn't let that spoil our evening and it didn't! We will be back for the next special occasion or just a evening out as a treat!
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Comfortable and Good Food
    recklessgal
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    A good way to spend a wet Saturday lunchtime. Four of us ate under the special offer menu, three courses and a glass of cremant. Food was good, particularly my cheese souffle starter, pork cheek main course. Desserts a little uninspiring but ok. Reasonably priced wines and nice friendly but discrete service.
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    business meals, Sunday lunch
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  • le vacherin
    lovetoeatout
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    As always the service here is very good, attentive but not overly so. Steak deal very good value. We had scallops and cheese soufflee off the a la carte, excellent. Go if you havent been already.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • Too child friendly
    ZintinW4
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I had dinner here with a friend a few days ago. My meal was spoilt by a family with two very small children, the smallest of whom was two. Screaming, tantrums, etc lasted an hour. After the meal I e-mailed the restaurant asking if they had considered changing their policy, given that this is a silver service, top of the range restaurant. The response was at best indifferent. 'We are sorry that your visit was spoilt by a screaming child. We are a local restaurant who welcomes families to dine in our establishment. Whilst their visit we always advise parents to monitor their children’s behaviour so it would not disturb other diners'. Ignoring the lack,of coherence it seems that the policy is basically 'lump it or leave'. I won't be back.
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  • Basic dish a let down
    Biri
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Chateaubriand was ordered medium/rare. Delivered as medium/well done. Surely they should be able to get this right. Second time we've been there and second time its been a let down. We wont be returning which is a shame because it's our local restaurant.
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  • Fantastic food as always!
    Harri
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Since we started eating her a few years ago the set menu has been dumbed down slightly however the food and service is always fantastic. Ideal for a special occasion!
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Wonderful Sunday lunch
    Zach
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    Haven't been here for quite a long time but suddenly remembered it and booked for Sunday lunch. They offer a set menu with plenty of choices. My family were pretty consistent all opting for the mussels, followed by plaice and creme brûlée. I chose the Eggs Benedict followed by the pig cheek and then the summer fruit sorbet. Every dish was excellent and everybody agreed it was one of the nicest meals they had had. The set menu was well priced at £25 per person for 3 courses, though we did opt for extra veggies and chose a lovely organic Aglianico from the good wine list. All-in £200 including coffee and service. Happy family!
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb meal
    Breeeeg
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Classic French cooking done to a high degree and with minimal fuss. Attentive staff and smooth service. Only slightly downside is the fact that the tables seem very close to each other.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Amazing Food!
    Sads
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    I found this restaurant over a year ago and each time I return I'm so impressed with the service and food. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    MahLo
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    This is a superb French restaurant in London! Great for celebrating special occasions. The food is simply cooked to perfection and the service is one of the best I've experienced in London so far.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Cuisine
    LoveMyFood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I read online reviews and thought I would give this restaurant a try. Glad I did as the service was outstanding matched by the food.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, overattentive service
    SamuelAdams
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Having worked in Chiswick, Le Vacherin is high on my list of eateries in the area for both business dinners and more intimate dining. With an extensive wine list and varied food menu there is always something to suit all diners. This meal (where I had veal and my partner the pork shoulder) was delicious and well presented and followed by a superb chocolate fondant. The Sancerre went down very well too. The only thing I can possibly criticize is the perhaps overenthusiastic wait staff. I am not a slow eater but would rather be given a chance to catch my breath before each plate is whisked away. Overall though, Le Vacherin remains my favourite dining spot in Chiswick and I will be trying out their other venues soon.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food good service
    eatinpeace
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We enjoyed our meal very much. We chose this very last minute looking at the Opentable listings and we fancied the £25 lobster special. What a lovely restaurant, proper French cooking. I would definitely add this to my list of places to go.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • GONE DOWNHILL
    ZACSTER
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    DECOR A BIT WORN, FLIES AT THE TABLE, SERVICE IRRITATINGLY ATTENTIVE, FOOD OK
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  • Ladies' Lunch
    Lavoisier
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    We enjoyed a very good lunch last Thursday at Le Vacherin. I started with the English asparagus with poached egg and hollandaise followed by the steak and finished with the strawberry pavlova. Excellent value for the set menu.
    Special Features:
    business meals, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be a Michelin star.
    Michelinplus
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Le Vacherin is always spectacular,and this was no exception. They are the equal of the three restaurants in the area that have a Michelin star. It is obviously French cooking,and of the highest standard. And the wine list is equivalent.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Outstanding Dining.
    Rebecca
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    Everything about this place is superb. I booked a table for two for a birthday dinner and it was so perfect. The interior is beautiful and very authentic, the staff were so attentive without being too intrusive and the welcome we had was warm and genuine. The food was of excellent quality and the portions were just right. I highly recommend the scallops. The overall ambience of the place makes this an ideal venue for special occasions and I would certainly return here.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful steak!
    gudfud
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We took advantage of the 3 course special menu with a glass of Cremant - I was concerned the menu might be too restricted but it was not and we both felt it provided a good choice. My husband, who is not easily pleased, was very complimentary about his steak which did look lovely. The staff were very efficient and attentive, there was a good wine list with the option of buying a carafe rather than a whole bottle. Overall a lovely evening and good value.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Great value
    maudlaurency
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    We enjoyed dining at Le Vacherin as the food is amazing and the Steak Out offer on Tuesday is extremely great value.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Delicious evening
    Trulyafoody
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Walked in, and felt very welcome, despite having a bargain booking. Delightful and attentive staff, who made us feel very very welcome. Wondeful, 3 course meal and well worth the money Will return again, to try the full menu
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    fit for foodies
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  • Le Vacherin
    Anon
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    I was at Le Vacherin for a Saturday lunch with 4 other friends. We were pleased to find that the good valued set menu still gave a great selection, and everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. Service was attentive and not intrusive. Will definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day lunch
    YumYum
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    We booked the Open Table deal for lunch but were informed a week before that we could only have the Father's Day lunch. The menu looked really good, so we stuck with the booking. We were very pleased we had. We chose oysters and cheese souffle to start and both were fantastic. For mains, the whole lobster and the cote de boeuf were worth the supplement. My only criticism would be lack of vegetables with the mains. We didn't realise until they came that there weren't any veg to speak of. Nevermind, we thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the level of service was just right, attentive but not too intrusive. We would definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent
    Hermione
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    La Vacherin was really enjoyable. The food was tasty and the wine list was good. We did the OpenTable deal and the choice from the reduced menu was fine and made the whole evening great value for money. We would definitely go there again.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris in Chiswick
    TrashMoccasinsFineDine
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Professional service reminiscent of a time gone by. France is easily imagined when dining at Le Vacherin. Excellent food. Artistic presentation. Cosy interior with views across the park.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Omnivore
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A wonderful restaurant with outstanding food. We went on a Sunday night and it was a bit quiet but the attention to detail and the great service made up for it. Two people at our table had the rabbit which was to die for. I had the Guinea Fowl which was fantastic. We will definitely be going back...
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • JC on Saturday dinner
    Jimmycontra
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The special offer was good value for money but we're not too pleased with the service. It was slow n a bit grudgingly, the restaurant was full n the tables are a bit close. Had been there before but this time the food was not enjoyed so much as the service let it down. Parking is a bit difficult in the evenings . My friends also enjoyed the food but having to wait
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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  • Pleasant surprise.
    TrashMoccasinsFineDine
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Champs Elysees between Chiswick Park and Turnham Green Stations. Aproned staff. Crisp linens. Warm candles. Delicious food. Beautiful presentation. Friendly and professional waiters.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • We'll be back
    FabulousWoman
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Le Vacherin had a typically French feel in an elegant, understated way. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the ambiance on a Saturday night was good. We took the £28 offer which provided us with plenty of choices my rabbit was delicious and my husband's steak tender and tasty. We were a bit overwhelmed by the extent of the wine list but our Argentinian Malbec was good without breaking the bank. We will definitely eat here again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.